2022 marked the beginning of three EU-funded projects working on the contribution of forest management to climate action: pathways, trade-offs and co-benefits: ForestPaths, PathFinder and ForestNavigator. ForestPaths' coordinator Hans Verkerk had the pleasure of participating in the projects' kick-off meetings (14 and 24 October 2022), where he presented ForestPaths and discussed the future collaborative work of the three projects.
The PathFinder project, coordinated by NIBIO, aims to ease forest monitoring by going beyond the state-of-art to make the most efficient use of field and remotely sensed data. Its aim is to create high-resolution maps and to precisely estimate forest attributes.
The ForestNavigator project, coordinated by IIASA, aims to assess the climate change mitigation potential of European forests and forest-based sectors. To that end, it will focus on modelling policy pathways and informing public authorities about the best approaches to forest policy and bioeconomy.